The B4CM project is being delivered on behalf of Shift2Rail as a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Iconic Blockchain.
About the Univeristy of Birmingham
The at the University of Birmingham is Europe’s largest specialist rail education and research facility, with fundamental scientific research, knowledge transfer and education for the international railway community.
With over 160 full-time staff and PhD students, the centre delivers cutting edge research on a wide range of topics, including:
Data Integration and Cyber Security
Condition Monitoring and Sensing
Railway Control and Operations Simulation
International Benchmarking of Railway Systems
The University of Birmingham is also the lead academic institution in the , a £92 million partnership between academia and industry to deliver a step change in innovation within the rail supply chain.
About Iconic Blockchain
Market demand for agility, analytics, new technologies, and a more aware and diverse workforce are challenging traditional business processes and strategies.
With its promise of providing end-to-end traceability, immutable records and enablement of shared business processes, Blockchain is now moving into mainstream thinking of industries outside of the financial sector. At the same time, there can be on-going confusion between crypto currencies, which utilise Blockchain technology, and the technology itself.
For the past 3 years, has been working with transport and logistics industry and blockchain experts on transforming a landscape of complex and siloed chains of transport data and systems into a seamless interconnected and digital environment.
This includes collaboration with the , and , on a new distributed network to support a global Mobility-as-a-Service market and also integrated mobility solutions for lower income country cities.
To help senior leaders adapt their mindset to be open to new business models and options for managing data, Iconic Blockchain has also created a high impact experiential intervention, that provides an accessible way of understanding Blockchain and its transformative possibilities.
Iconic Blockchain founder, Simon Herko, is an international expert in MaaS, a published author in The and has a 1st class Mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge.